Youth Housing Program Manager – New Meadows

Location:                             Portland, OR

Salary range:                    $42,000-$48,000 DOE

Hours:                                   Full-time, some flexibility required

 

About New Avenues for Youth:  

New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people thrive and experience health, well-being, and a self-determined home.  New Avenues works in partnership with the Portland community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.  We are a diverse non-profit organization in our 21st year serving youth.  Under New Avenues umbrella of programs, New Meadows serves as a life skills building, housing program designed to help young people, ages 17 -25 and aging out of foster care, launch into adulthood.

Our Commitment to Equity: 

New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people thrive and experience health, well-being, and a self-determined home. Historical inequities and intersecting forms of oppression such as racism, poverty, adultism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism, among others contribute to marginalization and exploitation of youth. We believe, to redress youth homelessness and housing instability we must challenge and dismantle racism and other forms of oppression and build relationships within our communities that advance equity.

At New Avenues, advancing equity is an ongoing commitment without closure. We remain open-minded and presume best intentions, knowing that discomfort and conflict are inevitable. We take risks and make and learn from our mistakes. We seek multiple perspectives, strive for transparency, remain humble, and resist the urge to silence hard truths.

The Position:

The New Meadows Program Manager is responsible for providing management and supervision of the New Meadows Transitional Housing program. This includes management of the facility’s daily operations, supervision and training of staff, volunteers & interns; development and implementation of programming; management of program budget; management of contracts, grants, and other compliance requirements, management of property (e.g., rent collection and unit inspections) and upkeep & maintenance of the facility.  This positon is also responsible for providing independent living skills training, guidance, and services to youth in the program; all aligned with within the agency’s mission and goals.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ability and desire to work with highly diverse staff and youth from varied cultural, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Experience working with and/or knowledge of the foster care system preferred
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish speaking, a plus

 

Education & Experience:    

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or social work, or equivalent experience working with high-risk, marginalized youth.
  • A minimum two years of program management and supervisory experience required
  • A minimum two years of experience working with high-risk youth and/or in a residential facility required

New Avenues for Youth offers a very generous benefits package.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@newavenues.org.  Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity in your response.  You can learn more about New Avenues by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities.  New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@newavenues.org